Minor Programme

Economics 2

Undergraduate level 1

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Business, Law



At least two years (120 ECTS credits) of undergraduate studies, of which a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in Business Administration (or equivalent).


English, B1 level (Engelska 6)

The Courses

Behavioural Economics - 7,5 ECTS

This course surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence from behavioral experiments into economics. Topics include: present-bias and time-inconsistency in intertemporal choice; reference-dependence and loss aversion in choice under certainty or uncertainty; social preferences such as altruism, fairness, or reciprocity; behavioral game theory. This course offers essential knowledge in how to make psychologically realistic assumptions and predictions about human behavior.

Diversity and Discrimination: Applications in Labour Economics - 7,5 ECTS

This course explores diversity among people from an economic perspective, examines possible causes of discrimination against different groups, and analyzes the effects and consequences of discrimination. The course introduces students to economic theories of discrimination and various ways of empirically evaluating these theories as well as to identify problems associated with this empirical work. Focus is on discrimination against women and ethnic minorities, but disadvantages related to other individual qualities such as sexual orientation and religion are also covered. Market outcomes like participation in the labor market and the income generated by that participation are studied.

Intermediate Macroeconomics - 7,5 ECTS

Macroeconomics studies the economy as a whole. We study determinants to long-run growth of real GDP per capita. Why is real GDP per capita more than hundred times higher in some rich countries compared to some poor countries? We also study why economies experience booms and busts. Why is the unemployment rate sometimes high and sometimes low? Other questions addressed are: What are financial crises? How does the Central Bank impact the economy? We study aggregate production, consumption, investment, the labor market, and the effects of globalization.

Health Economics and Ethics - 7,5 ECTS

This course is designed to introduce upper level undergraduate students in economics to the field of Health Economics. The provision and production of health care have different characteristics and incentives from other consumer goods making health related markets a unique topic for study. We will cover a number of topics including for the study in health economics including why health is different from other economic goods/services and the implications that follows from a public policy perspectives. In addition health economic evaluation (i.e Cost-effectiveness analysis) and ethical issues related to health care priority setting will be addressed.

How to apply

The application for spring semester 2017 will open in September with application deadline October 15. If you are selected by your home university please ask them to nominate you to All nominated students will receive an email as soon as the application form opens.

Application Procedure

When you have been selected by your home university, the application procedure will be as follows:

1. Search for courses in the course list above. Please see under "Course information and timetable" in the left hand menu before you choose your courses. Note that full-time courses at Faculty of Arts and Sciences run during four (4) periods per semester. You can choose only one full-time course for each period.

2, Check the specific requirements for each course that you want to study and make sure that you are eligible for all courses that you select.

3, Fill out the application form on-line which will open in September. The application form includes personal data, academic background, choice of courses and the period of study for your stay at Linköping University.

4, Upload the required documents:

- Transcript of records of all university education

- Proof of English*

- List of ongoing courses

- Degree certificate if applicable

All documents need to be scanned into one pdf file.

5. If you want to apply for accommodation through Linköping University make sure to cross that box on the application form. Please note that you also need to apply and sign up with other landlords and check the notice boards. Linköping University cannot guarantee accommodation.

6. Submit the form. A print-out version of your application will open for your reference.

7. Deadline for Spring semester 17 is 15 October 2016, 23.59 o´clock (UTC+2h).

8. Information and admission documents will be send during November 2016.

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